2 The name and glory of the LORD

All heathen kings shall fear, When he shall Sion build again,

And in full state appear.
3 For God, from his abode on high,

His gracious beams display'd;
The LORD from heaven, his lofty throne,

Hath all the earth survey'd.
4 That they, in Sion, where he dwells,

Might celebrate his fame,
And through the holy city sing

Loud praises to his Name,

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1 The strong foundations of the earth

Of old by thee were laid ;
Thy hands, O LORD, the arch of heaven

With wondrous skill have made. 2 Whilst thou for ever shalt endure,

They soon shall pass away; And, like a garment often worn,

Shall tarnish and decay, 3 Like that, when thou ordain'st their change,

To thy command they bend; But thou continu'st still the same,

Nor have thy years an end.
4 Thou to the children of thy saints

Shalt lasting quiet give;
Whose happy race, securely fix'd,

Shall in thy presence live.

PSALM 81. L. M.

From the ciii. Psalm of David. 1 MY soul, inspired with sacred love,

God's holy Name for ever bless; Of all his favors mindful prove,

And still thy grateful thanks express, 2 'Tis he that all thy sins forgives,

And after sickness makes thee sound; From danger he thy life retrieves,

By him with grace and mercy crown'd. 3 He with good things thy mouth supplies,

Thy vigor eagle-like restores; He to the suff'rer promptly flies,

Who, wrong'd, his righteous help implores. 4 The LORD abounds with tender love,

And unexampled acts of grace;
His waken'd wrath doth slowly move,

His willing mercy flies apaçe.

5 God will not always harshly chide,

But with his anger quickly part;
And loves his punishments to guide

More by his love than our desert. 6 As high as heaven its arch extends

Above this little spot of clay,
So much his boundless love transcends

The small respects that we can pay. 7 As far as 't is from east to west,

So far has he our sins removed;
Who, with a father's tender breast,

Has such as fear him always loved. 8 For God, who all our frame surveys,

Considers that we are but clay ;
How fresh soe'er we seem, our days

Like grass or flowers must fade away.
9 Whilst they are nipp'd with sudden blasts,

Nor can we find their former place,
God's faithful mercy ever lasts

To those that fear him, and their race. 10 This shall attend on such as still

Proceed in his appointed way;
And who not only know his will,

But to it just obedience pay. 11 The LORD, the universal King,

In heaven has fix'd his lofty throne:
To him, ye angels, praises sing,

In whose great strength his power is shown. 12 Ye that his just commands obey,

And hear and do his sacred will,
Ye hosts of his, this tribute pay,

Who still what he ordains fulfil. 13 Let every creature jointly bless

The mighty LORD; and thou, my heart,
With grateful joy thy thanks express,

And in this concert bear thy part.

PSALM 82. S. M.

From the ciii. Psalm of David. 1 O BLESS the LORD, my soul,

His grace to thee proclaim; And all that is within me, join

To bless his holy Name. 2 0 bless the LORD, my soul,

His mercies bear in mind; Forget not all his benefits,

Who is to thee so kind. 8 He pardons all thy sins,

Prolongs thy feeble breath; He healeth thine infirmities,

And ransoms thee from death,

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1 BLESS God, my soul; thou, LORD, alone

Possessest empire without bounds,
With honor thou art crown'd, thy throne

Eternal majesty surrounds,
2 With light thou dost thyself enrobe,

And glory for a garment take;
Heaven's curtains stretch beyond the globe,

Thy canopy of state to make.
3 God builds on liquid air, and forms

His palace chambers in the skies;
The clouds his chariots are, and storms

The swift-wing'd steeds with which he flies. 4 As bright as flame, as swist as wind,

His ministers heaven's palace fill; They have their sundry tasks assign'd,

All prompt to do their sovereign's will. 5 In praising God while he prolongs

My breath, I will that breath employ ;
And join devotion to my songs,

Sincere, as in him is my joy.

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1 How various, LORD, thy works are found,

For which thy wisdom we adore! The earth is with thy treasure crown'd,

'Till nature's hand can grasp no more, 2 All creatures, both of sea and land,

In sense of common want agree; All wait on thy dispensing hand,

And have their daily alms from thee, 3 They gather what thy stores disperse,

Without their trouble to provide ; Thou op'st thy hand, the universe,

The craving world, is all supplied. 4 Thou for a moment hid'st thy face,

The num'rous ranks of creatures mourn; Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's race

Decay, and to their dust return.

5 Again thou send'st thy spirit forth,

Inspiring vital energies;
Nature 's restored; replenish'd earth,

Joyous, her new creation sees.
6 Thus through successive ages stands

Firm fix'd thy providential care;
Pleased with the work of thine own hands,

Thou dost the waste of time repair.

PSALM 84. II. 3.

From the civ. Psalm of David. 1 HOW manifold thy works, O LORD,

In wisdom, power, and goodness wrought! The earth is with thy riches stored,

And ocean with thy wonders fraught: Unfathom'd caves beneath the deep

For thee their hidden treasures keep. 2 By thee alone the living live,

Hide but thy face, their comforts fly; They gather what thy seasons give,

Take thou away their breath, they die; But send again thy spirit forth,

And life renews the gladden'd earth. 3 Joy in his works JEHOVAH takes,

Yet to destruction they return;
He looks upon the earth, it quakes,

Touches the mountains, and they burn:
But God for ever is the same;
Glory to his eternal Name!

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C. M. From the cv. Psalm of David. 1 O RENDER thanks, and bless the Lord,

Invoke his sacred Name; Acquaint the nations with his deeds,

His matchless deeds proclaim.
2 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns,

His wondrous works rehearse;
Make them the theme of your discourse,

And subject of your verse.
3 Rejoice in his almighty Name,

Alone to be adored ;
And let their hearts o'erflow with joy

That humbly seek the LORD.
4 Seek ye the LORD, his saving strength

Devoutly still implore;
And, where he 's ever present, seek

His face for ever more.
5 The wonders that his hands have wrought

Keep thankfully in mind;
The righteous statutes of his mouth,

And laws to us assign'd,

PSALM 86. L. M.

From the cvi. Psalm of David.
1 O RENDER thanks to God above,

The fountain of eternal love;
Whose mercy firm through ages past

Has stood, and shall for ever last.
2 Who can his mighty deeds express,

Not only vast, but numberless ?
What mortal eloquence can raise

His tribute of immortal praise ? 3 Happy are they, and only they,

Who from thy judgments never stray ;
Who know what's right; nor only so,

But always practise what they know. 4 Extend to me that favor, LORD,

Thou to thy chosen dost afford ;
When thou return'st to set them free,

Let thy salvation visit me.
5 O may I worthy prove to see

Thy saints in full prosperity ;
That I the joyful choir may join,

And count thy people's triumph mine. 6 Let Israel's God be ever bless'd,

His Name eternally confess'd ;
Let all his saints, with full accord,
Sing loud Amens-praise ye the LORD!

From the cvii. Psalm of David.

III. 1.

For his mercies ever sure,
From eternity the same,

To eternity endure.
2 Let his ransom'd flock rejoice,

Gather'd out of every land,
As the people of his choice,

Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand. 3 In the wilderness astray,

In the lonely waste, they roam,
Hungry, fainting by the way,

Far from refuge, shelter, home:4 To the LORD their God they cry;

He inclines a gracious ear,
Sends deliv'rance from on high,

Rescues them from all their fear : 5 Them to pleasant lands he brings,

Where the vine and olive grow;
Where, from verdant hills, the springs

Through luxuriant vallies flow.



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